MBC removes Gloria Banda over Nyasa Times hurtful article

Head of outside broadcasting Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), Gloria Banda,  has been removed from her position effective March 1 2016 for allegedly authoring malicious documents published by Nyasa Times against MBC management and the country’s leadership.

Gloria Banda: Removed as Head of Outside broadcasting
Gloria Banda: Removed as Head of Outside broadcasting

In the document, MBC director general Aubrey Sumbuleta is accused of messing up the taxpayer-funded MBC and harassing female employees, among others.

Banda’s partner Albert Mungomo also faced a demotion at MBC after board of directors meeting on November 16 2015 confirmed appointment of journalist Mzati Nkolokosa as acting director of programmes replacing Mungomo.

Mungomo rushed to court to seek relief.

Banda said she denied authoring the document which appeared on Nyasa Times.

She said in her written defence that the charges are “baseless, malicious and a shameless plot” aimed at tarnishing her image, personality and to jeopardise her work and position at MBC.

In a letter dated February 29 2016, MBC acting director of administration and corporate affairs Patrick Simango advised Banda: “Exigencies of service require that you should cease performing your duties as Head of Outside Broadcasting with effect from 1st March 2016. This means that you will no longer be responsible for matters pertaining to outside broadcasting in the Programmes Department.”

Simango wrote Banda accusing her of writing “malicious documents” against Sumbuleta, the leadership of the country and other fellow members of staff.

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GOIDFLY
GOIDFLY
5 years ago

KM AMULAKWIRA Gro POMUCHOSA SAMAPANGA CHONCHO PEPA GROLIA

GOIDFLY
GOIDFLY
5 years ago

KU MALAWI NDICHANI TIYENI TITHANDIZANE PA DZIKOLI DZIKO LINAWONONGEKA KALE ABWANAWA ANAZIPEZA MASO PATSONGOLO

Julius Mundewele
5 years ago

why you??!

GIFTT CHILAKALAKA
GIFTT CHILAKALAKA
5 years ago

Zopusa zonse zidzibwera pa mmbalambanda, keep on revealing

Cino Evo
Cino Evo
5 years ago

Wasn’t it Mungomo who was busy shuffling other people around at MBC exactly one year ago.He claimed he was untouchable bcos of his DPP connections.Now he has been demoted and his “partner” has been fired.Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Moffart
5 years ago

A sumbuleta muli ndi wanu mufuna kuti alowepo shame on u

namadana ndi amai
namadana ndi amai
5 years ago

mwangodana nalo banjali.eeeee ee ee!kugwirira ntchito pa office imodzi ndi chifukwa? Jelouse basi. Kodi twe sumbumail,mkazi wa ko amagwira ntchito kuti timu demote? Kapena ndi ” abambo mphale yauma tiufuna yakuchigayo” shupit! Muli ndi syndrome yomwe ija ya” pull her down” zopusa

henock
5 years ago

Dpp azanu adzagwiritsa mulingo omwewu

Thyolo Thava
Thyolo Thava
5 years ago

Wokhawokha kupwetekana…Makiyolobasi versus Mulopwana

Bertha Chisale
Bertha Chisale
5 years ago

The unmasking of Innocett Mawaya tsopano! Aubrey Sumbuleta!

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